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|Narrowing Prospects for Investor Protection: Failure of the TPP Would Affect Investment Security in Malaysia|
Marcus Salvato Quintanilla; Jones Day;
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 2016No matter the outcome of the next presidential election, United States ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") is uncertain given the positions taken by the presidential candidates of both major political parties. What is more, non-ratification by the United States would...
|Late Payment Fees Not Penalties: High Court of Australia Rebuffs Bank Fees Class Action|
Mark Crean, John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 2016Australia's largest class action, in which about 43,000 customers of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd ("ANZ") sought to recover more than $50 million for alleged "excessive" bank fees, has ended with a High Court decision in favour of the bank: Paciocco v Australia...
|Brexit: International and EU Legal Frameworks Affected and Unaffected|
Simon Harms, Lisa Navarro, Gillian Sproul; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016This note identifies those European and international legal frameworks that are unaffected by Brexit and those that may cease to apply in the UK when it withdraws from the European Union unless specific arrangements are put in place. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses...
|OFAC and BIS Publish Comprehensive Modifications Related to U.S. Policy Toward Cuba|
Duane Morris LLP;
August 2, 2016, previously published on March 16, 2016On March 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published additional comprehensive modifications to their regulations affecting U.S. policy toward Cuba. The published...
|Recent Comments from OFAC Regarding Cuba-Related Sanctions|
Duane Morris LLP;
August 2, 2016, previously published on April 26, 2016On April 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its Frequently Asked Questions Related to Cuba and this Alert highlights key aspects of this guidance. Section 515.584(d) of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) permits so-called...
|Implementation Day Occurs Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Highlights of the Sanctions Lifted on Iran|
Duane Morris LLP;
July 28, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was on January 16, 2016. It marked the official verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran implemented its nuclear-related obligations under its agreements with the United States, the European Union and...
|Brexit: United Kingdom Votes to Leave the EU|
John Phillips; Jones Day;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 2016The UK referendum has voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union. This is the first time in the history of the European Union that a Member State has voted to withdraw from the trading bloc. What happens next?
|Brexit Update and Resources|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016As we have been reporting, on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Once the United Kingdom formally starts the separation process, the exit negotiations are expected to take at least two years. The exact impact of Brexit on individuals and employers is uncertain.
|UK Votes to Leave the European Union: What Does This Mean for U.S. Companies With European Subsidiaries?|
Simon J. McMenemy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
July 13, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016The people of the United Kingdom have spoken on the issue of whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union (EU), and by a narrow margin have decided to leave. In fact, by region, the voters of Scotland and Northern Ireland and a large majority in the country’s...
|Proposed Indian Bankruptcy Reforms|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
April 15, 2016, previously published on March/April 2016In December 2015, the Indian government introduced a long-awaited bill—the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill 2015—to overhaul India’s outdated and burdensome bankruptcy process. According to recent World Bank data, India ranks 136th out of the 189 countries surveyed in terms of fast...